The Autism Education and Therapy Center (AutismETC) provides highly structured behavioral-based instruction to children on the autism spectrum. All services are developed and supervised by a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). AutismETC programs provide training to help children generalize new skills and behaviors in various settings.
AutismETC is a member of the Tricare, BlueCare, and United Healthcare, and Cigna networks. In some cases, AutismETC services may be covered as an exception with other insurance carriers. Private Pay options are also available.
When? Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm
Where? AutismETC Nashville & Clarksville
The AutismETC Day Therapy Program is an intensive ABA program where clients work on functional communication, skill acquisition, social, and adaptive individualized goals in a 1:1 setting with Registered Behavioral Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. DTP is offered at both the Nashville and Clarksville locations for children ages 2-12. Our program also offers caregiver-training sessions to reinforce skill maintenance and generalization. We utilize a structured individualized schedule for each client which includes DTT, NET, Social skills, Group time in a classroom environment.
Discrete Trial Training (DTT): One-on-one instruction that focuses on highly individualized goals. Examples include: increasing functional communication, motor imitation, learner readiness skills, visual performance, conversational skills, labeling, making requests.
Natural Environment Teaching (NET): One-on-one instruction that focuses on generalizing and promoting skills in the natural environment. This is completed in a variety of settings including structured playtime.
Social Skills: Clients practice appropriate social interactions with peers in a structured setting
Group Time: Our Education Coordinator conducts circle time, creates highly individualized workstations to correlate with each client’s goals, and group projects based on a weekly theme.
ABA services are conducted in a home or community setting with caregiver involvement. Home and Community programs are ideal for individuals requiring less intensive ABA services. These services may include functional communication training, compliance training, feeding therapy, toilet training, and appropriate behavior in various social settings.
ABA services are conducted in a school setting in collaboration with teachers and support staff. School services are ideal for individuals who require additional supports during school hours. These services may include providing additional intensive support by a Registered Behavior Technician or Board Certified Behavior Analyst consultation and training with teachers or other support staff.
When? June – July
Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm
Where? AutismETC Nashville
The AutismETC Summer Program is an ABA-based program for children ages 2-15. Children are separated into age appropriate small groups. Activities are based on a weekly theme including: Arts and Crafts, Music and Movement, Water Play, Exploring Nature, Teen Recreation (for older group only) Sports and Games, Social Skills, and Playground time (for younger group only).
What clients are saying:
“My husband and I feel so lucky and incredibly blessed to have found AutismETC for the summer camp program. The entire experience was amazing! Each week was a different theme and our boys came home with all sorts of crafts and stories to tell us about their exciting day. The staff was incredible, always super caring, understanding, compassionate, and kind. We felt so assured everyday that they were not only taking great care of our boys, but that they were genuinely excited to see them. I would highly recommend AutismETC’s summer camp program to anyone seeking a fun, safe, encouraging and supportive environment for their children. Thank you ALL, so much!!”
Nashville Social Skills Group
Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, ages 3-5
Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm, ages 6-10
Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm, ages 11-16
AutismETC is currently accepting clients for Social Skills Groups and Group Therapy. After a brief screening, clients are placed in a group according to age and level of functioning. Client-to-staff ratio is no more than 3:1 and will be run by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and/or a Licensed Professional Counselor with the assistance of Register Behavior Technicians. Goals may vary based on specific needs of each group including appropriate greetings and goodbyes, taking turns, functional daily living skills, and social skills activities.